About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years. It also aims to unite the community, for the community; and tell the inspiring stories of people with indomitable spirit, who live life to the full and live life without limits.
Sherry Soon is a special needs educator for over a decade and in 2017, she founded a ground-up volunteering group, Be Kind SG, that reaches out to the 'less visible' communities such as adults and seniors with special needs. Yingkai is a manager at UOB and teaches yoga on weekends.
In 2000, I woke up with a left foot drop, was sent to A&E and was diagnosed with vasculitis, inflammation of the blood vessels. During flares, ulcers will develop on my feet, causing me to be hospitalized and home-bound for a few months. Due to this condition, I am on lifetime medications and cannot run or walk and stand for a prolonged period of time. 4 years ago, through serendipity, I met my husband, Yingkai. He said he will be 'my legs' and I will be 'his ears' (he has some hearing loss) and we can take care of each other. He's an avid runner and had participated in many marathons. Through our participation in Relay Majulah, we hope to raise awareness of all kinds of invisible disabilities and medical conditions and seek for more understanding and empathy.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society. Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.